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Old 12-23-2018, 10:45 AM
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Scratch paper recommendation

I'm totally new to scratch art and would love to try it out. Being new, I would like to try papers for pactice instead of the more expensive boards. I don't see many low cost options, however, that are not pre-printed with a design.

Is there a scratch paper brand you would recommend? Thus far I have found the Melissa and Doug brand on Amazon. Any thoughts on that one?

Also looking at metal tools, not the wooden stylus. Those are pretty basic and I don't know if there's much of a difference between brands.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

Jeanette
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:15 PM
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Re: Scratch paper recommendation

I have only done two scratch artworks both were on Ampersand scratchboard so I have no advice for paper. For tools I only used the pointed knife tool you can do a lot with just that one tool.

I'd recommend the same way I started a 3pk of Ampersand scratchbord in 6x6 and a single pointed knife. I think there would be a high chance of getting frustrated with paper or cheaper quality boards.

I would also recommend picking a subject with a lot of contrast and interesting light and just jumping right in no practice lines or boards.

Here are my first two attempts 1) tiger 2) owl both done on 6x6 boards with the tool you see on the owl board being the only tool I used.


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Old 12-28-2018, 02:24 AM
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Re: Scratch paper recommendation

Wow, those are awesome. I guess it makes sense that the rule that applies to other mediums applies to this one - start with good quality materials to really see what it can do.

I'll grab a few smaller boards to start. I think Blicks carries Ampersand in store. Thanks.
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